If you have ever wondered about how hermits live, or if you are an active participant in the eremitical life, then its time to make this ultimate resource guide part of your book collection.
Author: Paul A. Fredette
If you have ever wondered about how hermits live, or if you are an active participant in the eremitical life, then its time to make this ultimate resource guide part of your book collection. Written by the editors of Ravens Bread, an international quarterly newsletter that provides guidance on hermit life, Consider the Ravens is a seminal study on eremitism as it has developed since the 1950s. Learn about All aspects of the vocation, including spiritual, practical, and juridical Hazards of the hidden life Practical recommendations for beginners in eremitical life Extensive citations from desert fathers and mothers Exploration of eremitical spirituality. Essentially, youll learn about the eremitic life straight from the hermits themselves, and its never an easy task to get their opinions and advice! The voices of many of todays hermits can now be heard loud and clear for the first time. Find the answers to your questions about a vocation as old as spirituality itself and discover why eremitism is becoming more popular than ever in Consider the Ravens.
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have
storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than
the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one
Author: Cook Communications
Publisher: David C Cook
The choice of thousands of pastors, Sunday school teachers, Christian education directors and superintendents worldwide for over ninety years! True to the Bible, and based on the international Sunday School Lessons (ISSL), the KJV International Lesson Commentary enhances teaching materials provided by many Christian publishers and helps in sermon preparation. Make the Word of God come alive for you and your students. The easy-to-use format includes: 52 lessons that follow the ISSL Scripture sequence, Complete texts reprinted from the KJV with NRSV for comparison, Insightful explanatory notes on Bible text, Historical suggestions for each lesson, Vivid illustrations, Stimulating discussion topics and questions for youth and adults, Daily home Bible readings. Book jacket.
We consider the ravens and the lilies. But we also consider the exodus plagues,
the columns of cloud and fire, and the stone-crunching, thunderous sounds of a
mountain summit nearly exploding. Creation and creational theophanies are ...
Author: Andrew Byers
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The church is unsure of itself in the twenty-first century's media culture. Some Christians denounce digital media while others embrace the latest gadgets and apps as soon as they appear. Many of us are stumbling along amidst the tweets, status updates, podcasts, and blog posts, wondering if we have ventured into a realm beyond the scope of biblical wisdom. Though there is such a thing as new media, Andrew Byers reminds us that the actual concept of media is ancient, theological, and even biblical. In fact, there is such a thing as the media of God. TheoMedia are means by which God communicates and reveals himself--creation, divine speech, inspired writings, the visual symbol of the cross, and more. Christians are actually called to media saturation. But the media that are to most prominently saturate our lives are the media of God. If God creates and uses media, then Scripture provides a theological logic by which we can create and use media in the digital age. This book is not an unqualified endorsement of the latest media products or a tirade against media technology. Instead, Byers calls us to rethink our understanding of media in terms of the media of God in the biblical story of redemption.
When Jesus told His followers to “consider the ravens” (Luke 12:24 NKJV), He
was encouraging His listeners to note how God provided for ravens, and to reach
the conclusion that God would surely provide for His children, who are more ...
Author: Robert C. Girard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
More than any other New Testament book, Hebrews helps you understand the pivotal relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Yet some of the ancient-and most foundational-concepts of our faith can be difficult to understand here in the 21st century. With The Smart Guide to the BibleTM: The Book of Hebrews, you'll discover the power of being inseparably linked with the historic, living Savior, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Be Smart About: The Foundations of Christianity The Jewish Sacrificial System The Power of Jesus Jesus as High Priest The Position of Jesus The Work of the Holy Spirit And More!
In this book, Oglesby shares the triumphs and tribulations of an organization that burgeoned across America, only to collapse in the face of surveillance by the U.S. government and infighting.
Author: Carl Oglesby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In 1964, Carl Oglesby, a young copywriter for a Michigan-based defense contractor, was asked by a local Democratic congressman to draft a campaign paper on the Vietnam War. Oglesby's report argued that the conflict was misplaced and unwinnable. He had little idea that its subsequent publication would put him on a fast track to becoming the president of the now-legendary protest movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In this book, Oglesby shares the triumphs and tribulations of an organization that burgeoned across America, only to collapse in the face of surveillance by the U.S. government and infighting. As an SDS leader, Oglesby spoke on the same platform as Coretta Scott King and Benjamin Spock at the storied 1965 antiwar demonstration in Washington, D.C. He traveled to war-ravaged Vietnam and to the international war crimes tribunal in Scandinavia, where he met with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. He helped initiate the Venceremos Brigade, which dispatched thousands of American students to bring in the Cuban sugar harvest. He reluctantly participated in the protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention and was a witness for the defense at the trial of the Chicago Seven the following year. Eventually, after extensive battles with those in SDS who saw its future more as a vanguard guerrilla group than as an open mass movement, Oglesby was drummed out of the organization. Shortly after, it collapsed when key members of its leadership quit to set up the Weather Underground. This beautifully written and elegiac memoir is rich in contemporary echoes as America once again must come to terms with an ill-conceived military adventure abroad. Carl Oglesby warns of the destructive frustrations of a peace campaign unable to achieve its goals. But above all, he captures the joyful liberation of joining together to take a stand for what is right and just -- the soaring and swooping of a protest movement in full flight, like ravens in a storm.
The parable of the ravens and the lilies tells us that we are not to worry. We are
assured that, when we ask for what we need, God will supply. Consider the
ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet
Author: Judith Lawrence
New meaning and spirit for everyday living - this is a gift of prayer. In this unique resource, Judith Lawrence offers a rich variety of stories, reflections, prayers, and meditations to help us cope with difficult times, celebrate joyful times, and live with the in-between times. Meditations are arranged alphabetically for easy use, as occasion suggests or your prayer schedule dictates. They include answers to prayer, finding God through music, forgiveness and healing, love in action, meditation while breaking bread, sickness and suffering, walking with God. Here is keen but gentle wisdom to assist our quest for soul strength and divine guidance. The seventeenth-century monk Brother Lawrence advised "that we should establish ourselves in ... God's presence." Judith Lawrence gives us the means to accomplish this goal.
Consider the ravens... Consider the lilies. . . Strive for God's Kingdom” and “Do
not be afraid. . . . for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”
These are not just phrases from your written word to us, Lord, but sacred
Author: Walter Coleman
Publisher: Author House
You feel as if the world is closing in on you. You have trouble in your relationships. You have a nagging something in your mind, but you can’t quite name it and it won’t go away. You have trouble with anger. You wonder what your purpose in life is. You have faith and hope that come from your religious journey, but they seem to be waning. Some days any or all of these gang up on you. Who can help you? Where do you turn? Is there someone who can help you to make sense of it all? These questions and more are the very content of honest prayer. Your most trusted friend is the one who made you. Our creator is available to sustain and guide us on the whole journey of life. In the ups, downs, and in betweens, Spirit is present to uphold. Prayer is the connection point of our present circumstance to the One who provides hope and meaning. In Morning Glory and Evening Grace, the prayers are an expression of daily life. They come from the heart and soul and are offered to a God who desires to know and help us. Use them to inspire your own expression of authentic faith.
Consider: The Ravens dropped $12 million in 2006 on just one player,
quarterback Steve McNair. That's as much as the city of Baltimore spent on the
recreational and athletic needs of the 20,000 children it could afford to service, in
Author: Tom Farrey
A first-of-its-kind investigative book on the least examined and most important topic in sports today. Youth sports isn't just orange slices and all-star trophies anymore. It's 14-year-olds who enter high school with a decade of football experience, 9-year-olds competing for national baseball championships, 5-year-old golfers who shoot par, and toddlers made from sperm donated (for a fee) by elite college athletes. It's a year-round "travel team" in every community--and parents who fear that not making the cut in grade school will cost their kid the chance to play in high school. In short, a landscape in which performance often matters more than participation, all the way down to peewee basketball. Much as Fast Food Nation challenged our eating habits and Silent Spring rewired how we think about the environment, Tom Farrey's Game On will forever change the way we look at this desperate culture besotted by the example of Tiger Woods. An Emmy award-winning reporter, Farrey examines the lives of child athletes and the consequences of sorting the strong from the weak at ever earlier ages: fewer active kids, testier sidelines, rising obesity rates, and U.S. national teams that rarely win world titles. He dives into the world of these games that are played by more than 30 million boys and girls, and along the way uncovers some surprising truths. When the very best athletes enter organized play. The best approach to coaching them. And the powerful influence of wealth and genetics. Farrey has written a surprising, alarming, thoughtful, and ultimately empowering book for anyone who wants the best for the newest generation of Americans, as athletes and citizens. From the Hardcover edition.
Trust the Providence of God Jesus said, “Consider the ravens.” Ravens are nasty
birds. They're scavengers, feeding primarily on dead animals. Nobody wants
ravens around. “Yet,” Jesus said, “God feeds them. And how much more valuable
Author: Bob Russell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Bob Russell presents four powerful principles that will shape and sculpt your personality to be more like Christ's. In this profound book, Russell and his son, Rusty, deliver answers to four problem areas of our personalities that keep us from becoming what God wants us to be. Using biblical studies, contemporary illustrations, and practical teaching, this book allows us to feel grateful, from being filled with worry to being filled with peace, from bitterness to forgiveness and from depression to joy. The material in this book is perfect for small groups, Sunday school classes, or a motivational sermon series. Whether you are a student, teacher, professional, or parent, you will find this book life changing and richly rewarding.
In Luke Jesus says, “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which
neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye
better than the fowls?”; “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, nor spin ...
Author: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: Broadview Press
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central statements about both the power and terror of imagination. De Quincey describes the intense “pleasures” and harrowing “pains” of his opium use in lyrical and dramatic prose. A notorious success since its 1821 publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But Confessions is only one part of a larger confessional project conceived by De Quincey over the course of his writing career. Gathered together in this edition, these texts provide a fascinating glimpse of early nineteenth-century British aesthetic, medical, psychological, political, philosophical, social, racial, national, and imperialist attitudes. This edition includes the 1821 text of Confessions, its important sequel Suspiria de Profundis (1845), and its sequel, The English Mail-Coach (1849), as well as extensive appendices.
“i. have. Commanded. the. ravens”. 1 Kings 17:1–7 ... And let us recall the Lord's
own words to His own about the raven: “Consider the ravens,” He said (Luke 12:
24–28). Elijah certainly must have considered them during those days beside ...
Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Kregel Academic
Here pastors and church leaders will find ideal devotions for use as personal meditations or throughout one's ministry, especially in preaching and teaching. 100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 2 covers events, teachings, and characters from both the Old and New Testaments.
24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse
nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the
birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his span of life?
Author: Ralph Daniel Heim
Publisher: Fortress Press
A classic manual that has gone through more than twenty printings, this book is the first Harmony of the Gospels to use the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This simple and nontechnical book presents the Gospel materials in parallel columns in order that the Bible reader can compare the varied texts. It does not restrict itself simply to the Synoptic Gospels but includes the Fourth Gospel as well, thus enabling an overview of the major New Testament descriptions of the life and ministry of Jesus.Dr. Heim presents the story mainly in terms of the action involved, while at the same time disclosing the substance of the teaching passages as adequately as possible. He exposes the major parallels in several accounts without tearing texts from their contexts and without constantly breaking up passages and transposing verses. He deliberately focuses on the large movements of thought and action, avoiding minutiae of all kinds. Although footnotes and cross references are held to a minimum, an index is provided for easy location of individual passages.